Every 30 seconds a child is diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition.
These kids are scared, lonely, and missing out on all of the things that make being a kid fun.
That’s where Starlight comes in.
We deliver happiness to seriously ill children and their families at more than 800 children’s hospitals and health care facilities in the US.
Our state-of-the-art programs like Starlight Virtual Reality, Starlight Hospital Wear, and Starlight Gaming entertain, distract, and inspire hospitalized kids.
Since 1982, Starlight has brought smiles to more than 16 million seriously ill children and their families.
The Design-A-Gown Finalists
Meet our finalists and the inspiration behind their designs.Read their stories
COVID-19 and Seriously Ill Kids: An Update on Starlight Kid Finn
Earlier this year, we introduced you to Finn – a curious, outgoing five-year-old, born with congenital heart disease, who loves Starlight Gowns. Now-- amid the coronavirus pandemic—Finn is waiting for an MRI that’s been delayed.Finn's Story
Meet Jo Anne, Starlight Monthly Giver
Meet Jo Anne, and read why she decided to become a Starlight Shining Star and monthly giver after seeing first-hand experience of how Starlight delivers happiness to seriously ill children.Meet Jo Anne
During COVID-19: We Are Still Delivering Happiness
During these challenging times we would like to provide some resources for you and your family we hope you find helpful.Starlight's Resources